Paths to Paradise: On the Liberation from Work

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 1985 - Fiction - 120 pages
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We are moving into a world where a power elite allocates jobs: where commodities buy consumers: where socialist as well as capitalist dogma is an obstacle to comprehension. In this book, Andre Gorz returns to Marx's Grundrisse and the prophecy of early nineteenth century socialists and re-discovers a vision of post-capitalist society founded on the automation of work and the transcending of the exchange economy. He argues that we have reached the precise stage where these utopian insights become a reality. If the socialist movement is to have something to say to a generation whose identity is no longer shaped at work, it must grasp these insights.

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Contents

Whats gone forever
1
The limits of Keynesian regulation
7
The vengeance of social costs
13
exit right
24
Impossible capitalism
30
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About the author (1985)

André Gorz was one of Europe's leading thinkers on politics. He is the author of several books including Ecology as Politics and Paths to Paradise.

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